Stay ahead of flu season this year and monitor the virus from the safe distance of your smartphone or computer screen. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on a handful of mobile apps and websites to help protect yourself against this seasonal bug.
Prototype microneedle patch under study by the CDC is well received by early testers. Imagine picking up a flu vaccine at the pharmacy and administering it in the comfort of your home.
Vaccines; crowdsourcing apps to report your symptoms; calling a doc instead of going to the hospital.... Individuals benefit, yes, but the masses even more so.
It's that time of year when you'll go to any length to avoid germs. Keep the flu and other seasonal illnesses at bay by consulting your smartphone first for any local outbreaks. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on apps and sites that track the flu.
Researchers find that those who received five text messages every week about the importance of flu shots were 30 percent more likely to get one than those who only received phone calls.
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The spin-off to hit show "The Walking Dead" goes back to the beginning of the infection that turned everybody into undead cannibals.
Google's annual Flu Trends metric was wildly off last year. But scientists were able to leverage the company's data to design a far more successful system.
A large-scale analysis of language used on Twitter adds to the evidence that negative emotions are directly linked to heart disease.
Scientists develop an influenza vaccine delivered by a microneedle patch that patients could easily and painlessly self-administer.